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    Flirting with mountains

    Pilot and author Garrett Fisher touches upon his flirtations with mountain flying, a voyeur of the massive 14,000+ peaks of the Rockies that he now calls home after a journey west in his 100hp Piper PA-11. Read More
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Backcountry destinations

Learn about backcountry airports and off-airport operations from around the world.


Backcountry aircraft

Bush planes and aircraft that are ideal for backcountry flying, including popular modifications and accessories.


Backcountry piloting

Techniques and procedures for negotiating the unique flight environment of the backcountry.

Safety & Survival

Backcountry safety and survival

Self-sufficiency in the absence of civilization is a critical skillset for pilots.

Flight Resource - Composite Prop Upgrades For Most Popular Aircraft

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Around the Campfire
Can1 2 minutes ago View the latest post Photo thread: Show Us Your Plane!
The love of my life.................... (and there's also a picture of my wife..... )
G44 43 minutes ago View the latest post Wrote a book. Want BCP members to have a crack at it.
As a fellow Husky owner/flyer I look forward to reading your book!
I really like the cover!
Which airline? Where do you base your Husky?
courierguy 45 minutes ago View the latest post Research thread for building SQ2 -BackcountryCub
I don't like the see through of the oratex fabric. I have heard rumors that when you keep the coats down you can get within a few lbs of oratex. Cubcrafters uses poly fiber and after...
G44 46 minutes ago View the latest post Bush Plane for Mountain Flying in French Alps
The airplane that is going to hit most of the requirements on your list is a Husky.
I have owned 2 Husky's, a Super Cub, Citabria, Dad had a Scout, I fly my friends Maule a...
Float flying
aqua Today, 05:00am View the latest post Rivers, ramps and new homes, oh my!
Unless there is a big ramp available to taxi onto (think a true seaplane base, or paved public boat launch), it seems to me that operators would be better off handling their amphibs...
Engines and Propellers
N-Jacko Today, 03:25am View the latest post interesting feature of the TCM IO-240 engine
The engine in those froggie aerobats is an O-240-A 130 hp built by Rolls Royce. I think the bore & stroke are the same as a TCM O-360. The RR version has a higher compression ratio...
AK_Logan Yesterday, 22:17pm View the latest post WTB: Cessna 180
http://anchorage.craigslist.org/rvs/4990389686.html. Might be to far away. But a really nice 180 with a fresh motor.
Around the Campfire
hotrod180 Yesterday, 22:02pm View the latest post Dumb camping question.
Just make sure at least one of the people you go camping with runs slower than you do. If they're all fleet of foot, a good kick in the shins can work wonders.
CubCrafters - Every gram has a purpose

A Thousand Words

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Featured photographer

Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Arturo Polo-Ena

Check out the work of our latest featured photographer Arturo Polo-Ena, a working bush pilot for Ultima Thule Lodge in Alaska.

Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

Check out this and many more recommended books in the Bush Flying Library, as well as instructional and survival titles.